(83b) Capacitance and Ion Dynamics of Ionic Liquids Near Oxidized Graphene
In this work, we first investigate the capacitance of RTILs near oxidized graphene surface using molecular dynamics (MD) simulation. The structure of electrical double layers (EDL) is discussed and related to the capacitive performance. Cyclic voltammetry experiments further validate the influence of surface oxidization on capacitance. The diffusivities of ions in the EDL are examined by calculating their self-diffusion coefficients, which are presented as a function of the distance to the electrode surface. Ion diffusivities are compared between charged surface and neutral surface, as well as between pristine graphene and oxidized graphene. This integrated study provides a comprehensive understanding of both energy and power density of oxidized graphene.